Film Festival - Film in 2012

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1.
Lapland Odyssey (2010)
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A comedy about Janne, a man from Lapland in Northern Finland, a man who has made a career out of living on welfare... (92 mins.)
Director: Dome Karukoski
 
2.
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
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Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends. (87 mins.)
 
3.
Tatarak (2009)
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In small-town Poland in the late 1950s, an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor meets a young man who makes her feel young again. Framed around this story, lead actress Krystyna Janda discusses the death of her husband from cancer. (85 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
4.
3 Seasons in Hell (2009)
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A 19 year old nonconformist poet living in 1947 Czechoslovakia is blind to the Communist behemoth looking over him... (110 mins.)
Director: Tomás Masín
 
5.
Come as You Are (2011)
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Three guys in their twenties love wine and women but they are still virgins. Under the guise of a wine... (115 mins.)
 
6.
Goodbye First Love (2011)
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A chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's 8-year absence from exploring the world. (110 mins.)
 
7.
Generation P (2011)
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A chronicle of the rise of the advertising industry in Post-Soviet Russia. (112 mins.)
Director: Victor Ginzburg
 
8.
Elena (2011)
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When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ... (109 mins.)
 
9.
Wish You Were Here (2012)
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Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and... (89 mins.)
 
10.
The Invader (2011)
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The struggles of illegal African immigrant Amadou in search for a better life in Brussels. (95 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Provost
 
11.
Postcard (2010)
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Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle... (114 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
12.
The Jewel (2011)
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Ernesto Bolta is the accountant of LEDA, a big agribusiness. Its founder, Amanzio Rastelli, appointed... (110 mins.)
Director: Andrea Molaioli
 
13.
Outside Satan (2011)
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In a village on the French Opal Coast, a drifter engages in a perplexing relationship with a young woman who has suffered abuse. (110 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
14.
Into the Abyss (2011 Documentary)
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Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
15.
House of Tolerance (2011)
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Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings... (122 mins.)
 
16.
Take This Waltz (2011)
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A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street. (116 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
 
17.
Breathing (2011)
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Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed. (94 mins.)
Director: Karl Markovics
 
18.
I Wish (2011)
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Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed. (128 mins.)
 
19.
People Mountain People Sea (2011)
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A man is tracking down the murderer of his brother and this journey in many places made him facing his own troubles. (91 mins.)
Director: Shangjun Cai
 
20.
In Darkness (2011)
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A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. (145 mins.)
 
21.
Among Us (2011)
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Polish Ewa works as an Au-pair in a small town in Holland. A sensitive girl, she finds it difficult... (84 mins.)
 
22.
Crulic - The Path to Beyond (2011)
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While being in Poland, Romanian Claudio Crulic is wrongly accused of theft. In jail he goes on a hunger strike. (73 mins.)
Director: Anca Damian
 
23.
Footnote (2011)
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Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak. (107 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cedar
 
24.
Headshot (2011)
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A cop who becomes a hitman for a group aimed at eliminating those who are above the law finds his world turned upside down by a single a devastating blow. (105 mins.)
 
25.
Wuthering Heights (2011)
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A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte. (129 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
26.
Damsels in Distress (2011)
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A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind. (99 mins.)
Director: Whit Stillman
 
27.
Best Intentions (2011)
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Alex, in his mid-thirties, is a quite neurotic character. When his mother is hospitalized with a stroke... (105 mins.)
Director: Adrian Sitaru
 
28.
Modest Reception (2012)
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An Iranian couple from the city drive around a remote mountainous region. They hand out bags of money to poor villagers in return for them carrying out unusual requests the couple make of them. (100 mins.)
Director: Mani Haghighi
 
29.
Dark Horse (2011)
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Romance blooms between two thirty-somethings in arrested development: an avid toy collector who is the dark horse of his family and a depressed woman on the rebound. (86 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
30.
Goodbye (2011)
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Story of a young lawyer in Tehran in search of a visa to leave the country, which is what Mohammad Rasoulof did during the winter of 2010/11. (100 mins.)
 
31.
This Is Not a Film (2011 Documentary)
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It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema. (75 mins.)
 
32.
Le Havre (2011)
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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
33.
Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
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At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. (94 mins.)
 
34.
Nuclear Children: Chernobyl and Fukushima (2011 Documentary)
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Director: Ryutaro Tano
 
35.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
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A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
36.
Cosmopolis (2012)
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Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. (109 mins.)
 
37.
On the Road (2012)
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Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly. (124 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
38.
Lost and Found (2008 Short Film)
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A magical tale of friendship and loneliness, which tells the story of a little boy who one day finds a penguin on his doorstep... (24 mins.)
Director: Philip Hunt
 
39.
In Another Country (2012)
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A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort. (89 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
40.
Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys (2011 Short Film)
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In a greyish area, nine scenes are enacted, where national politics and strategy are having unforeseen consequences in a young woman's life. (24 mins.)
Director: Jens Assur
 
41.
Claire's Knee (1970)
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On holiday, a conflicted man lusts after beautiful stepsisters despite his betrothal to a diplomat's daughter. (105 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
42.
Night Across the Street (2012)
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A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories. (110 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
 
43.
On the Waterfront (1954)
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An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
44.
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
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A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution. (100 mins.)
Director: Benoît Jacquot
 
45.
Metropolis (1927)
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
46.
Night and Fog in Japan (1960)
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(107 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
47.
Mystery (2012)
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Lu Jie is having coffee with her desperate friend Sang Qi, who believes her husband is cheating on her... (98 mins.)
Director: Ye Lou
 
48.
Like Someone in Love (2012)
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In Tokyo, a young sex worker develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days. (109 mins.)
 
49.
Chronicle of My Mother (2011)
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(108 mins.)
Director: Masato Harada
 
50.
The Big Heat (1953)
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Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. (90 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
51.
Human Desire (1954)
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A Korean War vet returns to his job as a railroad engineer and becomes involved in a sordid affair with a co-worker's wife and murder. (91 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
52.
Pieta (2012)
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A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
53.
Looking for Hortense (2012)
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A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father. (100 mins.)
Director: Pascal Bonitzer
 
54.
Donoma (2010)
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A female teacher begins an ambiguous relationship with a student, an agnostic teenager is « called » by God, a photographer offers herself to a stranger : do we choose to love, do we choose to be loved ? (133 mins.)